Drawbacks to Dating a Hot Guy
By: Kelly Keenan Trumpbour
When I was in college I dated someone with a chiseled jaw, deep penetrating eyes, and a killer physique. The man was so drop-dead gorgeous that when we met up with my parents for lunch, my mother pulled me into the ladies room and just stared at me with wide eyes and a gaping mouth.
He was my first dating indulgence. There was nothing to suggest this would be a serious long-term relationship, and he was simply great to look at. Eye candy bonanza. This probably makes me the female equivalent of a chauvinist pig. But I also know I looked damn fine. I considered it a perfectly fair two-way street.
I would like to assume that I don’t go overboard in my primping (okay, have we backed up the servers for the ex-boyfriends who would care to contradict this assumption?). Can I tell you how annoying it is to be the one waiting for your date to finish doing his hair? His three inch long hair???
I was not the first to admire his good looks. Unfortunately, one too many women had let his dating etiquette slide. Once I got into the passenger seat of his Ford Fiesta (a highway version of a go-cart) and had a five dollar bill thrown in my lap. “That’s my contribution for the evening,” he said with a winning smile and glittering eyes. We were headed to a dinner that was going to run at least $25 dollars a head. Charming.
It was no shock that our relationship didn’t last as long as the hold in his hairspray. Our most meaningful conversation probably included some mutual recognition of liking “stuff.” In the end, I wished him well but was not sad to see him go.